F1ultralight

(26 customer reviews)

F1ultralight

(26 customer reviews)

$42.00

The tiny superhero sibling of our versatile F1 is the purpose-built F1ultralight — made just for the smallest pro-quality cameras.

Combine F1’s expedition-grade construction, quick-adjustment tab, and streamlined design — with even more breathtaking lightness and slimmer proportions — and you’ve got the featherweight champion of camera straps, weighing in at one ounce! more…

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$42.00

The tiny superhero sibling of our versatile F1 is the purpose-built F1ultralight — made just for the smallest pro-quality cameras.

Combine F1’s expedition-grade construction, quick-adjustment tab, and streamlined design — with even more breathtaking lightness and slimmer proportions — and you’ve got the featherweight champion of camera straps, weighing in at one ounce! more…

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Details

As the smallest fixed-lens cameras (like the Fujifilm X100 and Sony RX1R series) inherit the capabilities of their larger, interchangeable-lens brethren, so too should your camera strap — and that’s exactly what we’ve done with the F1ultralight — incorporating much of what photographers love about their F1’s.

With durable 3/4″ wide webbing and tiny-but-tough acetal hardware, the F1ultralight is strong where it counts. More importantly, it’s small where it counts — especially near your hand, where it matters most. Built with our tiny-but-mighty Standard Split Rings, exclusively for lug mount cameras — it’s as close as you can get to holding a naked camera.

F1ultralight vs. F1: The Differences

Functionally, the F1ultralight is similar to our acclaimed F1 — streamlined, easy to adjust, and plenty strong — with a couple key differences…

#1—F1ultralight is Slimmer

The F1ultralight is slimmer than the F1, by a lot. On paper, the difference between 3/4″ (19mm) and 1″ (25.4mm) wide webbing might not sound that big, but it is — and the hardware is smaller too. The sum of the F1ultralight’s parts is significantly more compact, even though the length and range of adjustment are practically the same.

With very small cameras, there’s no appreciable difference in comfort (we recommend the F1ultralight for cameras up to 1.5lb [.68kg] even though it’s fully-capable of supporting much more), but you may find an F1 more comfortable on bigger cameras (wider webbing distributes weight across a larger area).

F1ultralight camera strap vs F1
Top: F1ultralight; Bottom: F1

#2—Different Conversion “Hacks”

Unlike the F1, which is converted into a wrist strap by passing the webbing through the D-rings — the F1ultralight converts to a long tether by passing the webbing through the integrated “rip cord” loop — or a short wrist strap by tying in a knot (unlike regular camera straps, it’s easy to untie).

Simplr F1ultralight Camera Strap Product Detail
Convert to a long tether by passing the strap through the "Rip Cord" loop.
Convert your F1ultralight to a short wrist strap by tying it in a knot.
For a short wrist strap — just tie it in a knot.

Specs

Best for

Small Mirrorless Camera, Micro Four-Thirds Camera, Compact Camera, Point & Shoot Camera

Connector(s)

Lug Mount: Steel/Magnesium Alloy Simplr Standard Split-Rings (included)

Length

Adjustable from 35"–55" (88.9cm–139.7cm)

Width

.75" (20mm)

Weight

1oz (25g)

Fabrication

Mil-Spec Nylon Webbing, Heavy-Duty Acetal Hardware, UV-Resistant 100% Polyester Thread, 95# Type-1 Paracord

Construction

High-Strength Bartack Stitching

Origin

Made in USA

Press

Jay Fei: What’s In My Camera Bag

Jay Fei is a passionate street photographer, sharing his photographic journey (from a self-professed enthusiastic amateur’s perspective) on his YouTube channel, JayRegular. He expresses fair and balanced thoughts on gear, particularly his Fuji X100V, and has a knack for explaining things in clear concise terms — so do check him out. In this video, he’s done […]

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How-To

Install a Lug Mount F1 Series Strap, or Split Rings

*If you’re just installing Simplr Split Rings, not an F1 camera strap, you can skip straight to 1:07 in this video. Mounting a camera strap with split rings is just like putting a key on a keychain — but instead of a key, it’s a camera. Situate your Lug Mount F1 or F1ultralight so the […]

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Customer Reviews

4.65 out of 5 stars

26 reviews

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  1. F1ultralight gets out of the way!

    Lynn Roylance

    Simplr straps just get out of the way so I can work. I’ve bought other straps, now I have three Simplr straps. For me they are the best.

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  2. I don't use it

    Bart

    First off: I haven’t found the right strap for me yet, but it’s not for a lack of trying. This means I’m very critical. So take my review with a pinch of salt.

    The ‘easy adjustment’ – in the video it looks great, but it only works if you make the strap longer. If you want to make it shorter you have to awkwardly squeeze it with your other hand while you drag the easy to grab bit upward. It’s kinda like petting a cat the wrong way. The strap doesn’t want to be adjusted in this way. Other straps have solved the same problem better.

    The strap always has a part where the main broad strap is doubled. To me this introduces a bit of chaos because when I grab it from my bag I never know where to grab it and it can get tangled. I do not like chaos when getting my camera out.

    Price/quality is so/so. Materials are good but cheap and I don’t understand the high pricepoint. I’m trained as a product designer and I understand the value of good design, proper materials, quality control etc. but with this strap I just don’t see it. To me it feels overhyped, overpriced and not designed well enough – even though I clearly sense the love and attention that went into it.

    Some things I do appreciate: it’s light, it’s inconspicuous, if you like the look then it’s stylish, and I love indie companies that make stuff from the heart so in that sense I’m definitely glad to have supported the indie business.

    When I just bought the strap there was a review link that didn’t work and that made me feel like the reviews might have been suppressed, and that made me kinda angry. After just finding the strap again in my bag of unused straps, I wanted to give it a chance again on my fuji X-E4 but it’s incompatible. It made me remember that I never reviewed it so I tried the link again and it worked so I was wrong! So I’m writing this review for a guy like me, who has tried a lot and is very critical. My favorite strap right now is a piece of paracord. Honestly, that works better than most straps I’ve tried – you can wrap it around the lens when not in use, you can easily adjust the length, it weighs nothing and it can make you look like an amateur which is not a bad thing imo 😛

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    • Simplr

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts Bart. To shorten the strap, just hold the camera with one hand, and pull the adjustment tab with the other. Straps are a truly personal thing, so if the best you’ve found is a piece of paracord, more power to ya’! Your satisfaction is paramount, so if you don’t use it, just initiate a return.

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  3. Great strap you must try for X100 and other smaller cameras!

    Paul D

    This is the perfect strap for the Fuji X100V (that’s what I happen to have it attached to, so I’m pointing to that camera specifically, but I’d say my comments apply to any newish, smaller, camera) for 2 reasons. 1) Fuji (and the many online fans of this camera) encourages you to treat the camera as not just a photo-taker, but also a photo-developer. What I mean is there are a zillion settings for jpeg manipulation on this camera, and Fuji actively encourages you to get the shot right the first time, in the camera, not spend all your time in Lightroom fiddling. For that purpose, the ingenious design of this strap is perfect. Note how the section of the strap that actually attaches to the camera is extremely thin and minimalist; what that means is that while you are following Fuiji’s dictates to get the jpeg right in the field, you have the absolute minimum of strap getting in your way as you check the jpeg on the rear screen and change settings to improve it. And 2) the very smart and well-designed mechanism to change the strap length from sling-style (across the chest for maximum safety for the expensive camera) to neck-hanging length (the best length for jpeg checking and adjusting) is super easy to use, and foolproof. All in all, I could go on longer, but I won’t. This strap makes all kinds of sense for smaller cameras, and is beautifully made by a great little company that deserves your support to boot. If you have any instinct to give this a try, I highly recommend checking it out. You can always return it within 30 days if you don’t like it. In my experience emailing with the owner/designer/operator, you will find him very friendly, easy to deal with, and eager to please. These days, that deserves a lot of support. 5 zillion stars, if I could give it that.

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  4. Light, easily adjustable, flexible and great

    Daniel Beaudoin

    The ultralight strap is very comfortable, and easily adjustable, whether I am only wearing a t-shirt, or a coat. I am very happy with this strap. I was a little challenged with getting the strap connected to my Fujifilm Xt2. My mini Swiss army knife helped ply the ring open enough to attach it, but it wasn’t easy, and was afraid that I would end up scratching the camera’s body. In any event, I am very happy with the purchase.

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  5. A must for the x100v

    Kevin

    I’ve purchased and owned two F1 straps previously and was well acquainted with the amazing quality and ease of use of Simplr camera straps, so it wasn’t even an option that I would NOT consider the F1 ultralight when I picked up an x100v. Having the strap affixed to my camera without any quick release mounts means it sits at the perfect level when I wear it “necklace style” which I’m finding is my preferred style for the x100v. But you can just as effortlessly pull the strap to carry it sling style in 2 seconds.

    An observation between the F1 vs F1 ultralight: what I like about the F1is that you can loop it into itself for a rudimentary wrist strap, but the F1 ultralight hardware doesn’t allow for the same practice due to its smaller size. However, the method of tying the F1 ultralight into a loose knot (as suggested by the product photo) does the job to serve as quick wrist strap if you feel like changing up how you carry.

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  6. A Nail Biter...without the biting.

    Phillip

    The actual strap is great. The thickness is good and quality seems sturdy. It’s the rings that you attach the strap to the camera with, that are way too small to get on there easily. And if you use a leatherman tool (like I finally did), you permanently mess the rings up. I bought this strap on the pretense that it was easy to install and that is simply not the case.

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    • Simplr

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Quite a few of our long-time customers and pro product testers have been surveyed about our new split-rings (introduced on all straps shipping August 1, 2021 onward) and found them to be really easy to install. Were you trying to install it onto a camera that wasn’t made for a lug-mount camera strap? That could explain the need for tools, and opening the rings so wide that that they were bent (they’re made from spring-tempered alloy, so that’s not easy to do). Contact us so we can figure this out with you — or just return it for a refund. We want you to be 100% satisfied.

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  7. Simple, functional. Works Great!

    JGA

    I’ve been using the F1 Ultralight with my Fujifilm X-T30 for the past few weeks. I love how easy it is to handle
    the camera without excessive hardware on the strap. Easy length adjustability for over the shoulder or cross-body sling mode.
    I’m glad to have found the perfect strap for my needs.

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  8. The Perfect Camera Strap

    Mr Kelly

    I’ve got numerous other brands but at last I have found the ‘perfect’ strap. The Simplr F1 Ultralight for my Fuji X100V.

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  9. Proshooto

    I’m using it with my Sony 6600.

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  10. Well considered, highly functional and a perfect match for the Fujifilm X100V

    Terence Ong

    Simplr have put a lot of thought into the F1 Ultralight to incorporate seamless adjustability in a practical, minimalist design. Their attention to detail on seemingly small items such as length, width, stitching, materials, size of split rings and placement of the logo all contribute to a truly excellent strap. I’ve used the strap for nearly a month and it just gets out of the way unlike any other strap I’ve used. Very impressive and highly recommended.

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  11. Perfect for my Fujifilm X100V

    Raymond Martinez

    The F1ultralight is a great match for my new Fujifilm X100V. Functionally and aesthetically it is perfect.

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  12. What I was looking for.

    Bill Gibson

    I thought I was satisfied with my Peak Design leash strap, until I put on the F1ultralight. Simplr split rings are smoother and don’t catch on the lugs, and there are no anchors to snag on either. I use the strap on a FujiFilm X100V, which it suits well. I didn’t realize how l little I needed the versatility of the Peak Design strap with the X100V specifically. It is a small fixed lens camera, and the strap fits it perfectly, without excess, as promised. The materials and construction give me confidence it will serve for the life of the camera.

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  13. Very nicely made

    Bruce

    I received my F1 ultra light strap. I’m so glad to have found this option as the item is of the highest standard and I have satisfaction from supporting a small American business

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  14. Perfect Strap

    Scott Streble @www.scottstreble.com

    I’ve been a Photographer since the mid-80’s and have always looked for the right strap/camera combo for each camera and this is perfect for my Fuji x100V. I love ability to switch from neck to cross body. It’s unobtrusive and the narrower strap toward the camera end doesn’t cause it to get in the way while shooting. I looked on-line for a long time before finding this. Thanks

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  15. EDC Strap

    Chris Gibbs @ www.photosection.com

    A quick shout-out to Simplr about their F1ultralight strap: I wear a camera everyday, never wanting to miss a moment, currently the strap is attached to a Sony A7C mated to a Zeiss 55/1.8, so it’s of moderate weight. I’ve tried just about every strap, most are too complicated, or too bulky. I just wanted a modern version of the old manufacturers’ straps of the 80’s, something relatively lightweight, thin, supple and easily adjustable. Why adjustable? I carry the strap cross chest, and usually under a decent jacket here in Alaska, and it has to be easily swung from my left hip up to the eye, then re-stowed under the jacket. This is where the Sony factory straps fail, they’re nice and thin but, they’re made with a sticky pad sewn in and that stops them *sliding* over your shoulder. The F1ultralight is perfect in this regard, it slides freely over the shoulder and chest. Why adjustable? Many of us shoot video too, and for that, a shorter strap is often required if you use it as a neck brace viewing the LCD screen whilst pushing the camera forward as you film. Unlike some of the other straps, there is very little hardware to clatter around against the camera when filming, this is a huge plus to my mind! Great product AND the company are very responsive to your suggestions over on Instagram, that’s very refreshing in today’s day and age.

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  16. Another happy X100v shooter

    Dom G in the Uk

    Having evaluated all the options, tried a couple of alternatives, this is such a good match for the Fuji x100v. It’s super neat, can make a quick improvised wrist leash for occasional use. It adjusts quickly between over the shoulder and standard neck strap. I like the size and the small attachment points that are unobtrusive when handling the camera. It’s strong secure and the texture is not too slippery, a great match. I like to buy from small independent companies wherever I can so this is an added bonus.

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  17. Perfect match for X100V

    Marc

    Lightweight, thin, yet strong. Perfect match for the Fuji X100V. Nothing else to say. It is an awesome adjustable strap. More colors please!

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  18. Perfect gear for my Fuji X100V

    Stefan

    Love this strap. It is my second one from Simplr using them on all my cameras. Very reliable and great quality!!

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  19. Perfect for Fuji X100F

    Robert M Ryan

    This strap is absolutely the perfect size and weight for my Fuji X100F. It feels natural, like it was made for the camera specifically. It folds into a very compact bundle that allows me to carry the camera in a small bag with minimal bulk. I have 2 straps from Simplr – an F1 and an F1 Ultralight. I am sold on this high-quality product and will be ordering additional straps for other camera bodies.

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  20. Perhaps the best strap I've used

    Kevin Mullins

    An amazing camera strap for mirrorless cameras. Strong, durable and understated. It doesn’t shout “Hipster” and is extremely comfortable to wear and use.

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  21. Excellent!

    Ricardo Lazzari

    I purchased this product with the certainty that it would be as good as the F1 straps I purchased before, and I wasn’t disappointed. Great design and materials, lightweight and not bulky at all made it ideal for the Fuji X100V. The honest price, great construction and lack of metal parts that could scratch the camera are all important factors that make me come back for more Simplr straps.

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  22. F1's Little Brother

    Ronald

    The F1 ultralight is a natural for my X100V. I’ve had the F1 on my X3 for several years and it works great so this was a no brainier. I especially like the fact that there is no bulk from the strap where it attaches to the camera, thus giving you a better grip. The adjustable length gives you the option of full sling style or just over the neck.

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  23. It’s fine...

    Fuji XT-3

    The “tightening and loosening” action is as smooth as I had hoped, it isn’t really a one handed operation like the short video shows. It constantly twists, although most straps do. I think it’s way too expensive for what is… I used it for a trip to the mountains, it was fine. I prefer my old stiffer leather strap. It’s probably just preference at the end of the day. I do wish the action was smoother.

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    • Simplr

      Thanks for sharing. Our wider F1 is what we recommend for the X-T3. Get in touch if you’d like to do a swap — and of course you can just return that F1ultralight if it’s not working out for you.

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  24. Perfect travel strap

    Joe

    I purchased this to go with my Fuji x100v. The simple aesthetic is really great and unassuming. The strap is nearly weightless which is great for travelling, and makes it the perfect match for a small camera you want to carry around all day. The simple design also never gets in the way of holding and shooting pictures which is incredibly important especially for shooting quickly on the street. The length adjustments are also quick and effortless. The strap seems very well made and despite the incredibly light weight I’m never concerned about the safety of my camera. Highly recommended.

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  25. Nothing else like it

    Eric

    Over the last few years I’ve become a massive Simplr fan. Started with an M1a, graduated to an F1, and now I’ve got the F1ultralight on my brand new X100v. Of all the Simplr straps I’ve had this one is the most unique and specialized. I don’t think anyone else is making anything close. For me, when street shooting, having a strap that’s easy to adjust is important. To be honest, that’s not hard to find, but what makes the F1ultralight unique is the lightness, thin-ness, and high stealth factor combined with that adjustability. There’s nothing shiny or fancy about it, but it’s really well made. Also very comfy. I’m confident it’s the last strap I’ll buy for my X100V and then I will move it over to my future X100Z or whatever they call the next one.

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  26. The best split-ring camera strap designed with versatility and simplicity in mind. Excellent for your everyday adventures!

    Jarvis

    Having been a huge fan of their M1 series and the original F1 strap, I saw this new model from SIMPLR and had to give it a try; I was extremely glad that I did. While I love the M1 series for their detachable lug straps, some cameras ask for a more anchored strap and the F1ultralight exceeds my expectations. It combines the best elements of the M1 and the F1 straps into a very slim, strong, and wonderful package.

    The purpose of the F1ultralight is to allow you to quickly dial in your preferred length and forget it. Its lightweight design collapses very easily into a camera bag or simply wraps around your hand as a quick wrist strap, and the strap hardware is very durable and polished. Most camera straps are incredibly bulky, whether the straps themselves, or the hardware used, but the every aspect of the F1ultralight strap is made for everything you need, nothing more.

    Perfect for fixed-lens cameras like the X100 and RX1 series or interchangeable mirrorless cameras with prime lenses. While the M1 series is excellent for cameras with small or shallow lugs, such as RX100 series or the Ricoh GR series of cameras, the F1ultralight provides a bit more stability while not compromising on bulk for any camera with a split-ring lug design. It is especially well-suited for Fuji lugs, which in recent years have incorporated an extra piece on the inside to increase the longevity of the lug, but also have a side-effect of being a bit scratchy on non-metal strap connections. However, zero worries with the F1ultralight.

    My new favorite strap. Great job, Simplr!

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